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Aug 12, 2020 - 9:25:47 AM
2188 posts since 9/25/2006

Hello all,

My little girl is looking to take some violin lessons online. Can anybody advise as to the best 1/8 fiddle for a kid? I'm looking to spend $100 or less.


Edited by - Bill Rogers on 08/12/2020 09:52:07

Aug 13, 2020 - 12:43:52 PM

2076 posts since 2/10/2013

I think getting a decent fiddle for the price you indicated will be very difficult. First of all, look for a used instrument, then have it set up correctly. Playing a fiddle is very difficult, and not having at least a decent instrument makes things even harder. This can discourage novices.

You might try to find a fiddle shop that rents instruments to children in schools. They might be able to come up with a playable instrument at a very decent price. Don't forget the bow. Make sure you provide your daughter with a decent carbon fiber bow. You have a better chance of getting a fiddle that size from the the type of music store I mentioned in the first sentence in this paragraph. BTW, if you rent an instrument, get insurance. School children sometime damage instruments and without insurance the renter has to pay for repairs. The child doing the damage may not be the renter. Kids can be dangerous around instruments.

You might check out the Shar Music website. They rent instruments, and you can try them out before making a final decision. Lots of good instrument info on that website.

Good Luck

Aug 14, 2020 - 4:49:53 AM

5703 posts since 9/5/2006

comes with shoulder rest,, tuner,, bow ,, case,, bow wax,, extra strings,,  all for 99.00 

Aug 22, 2020 - 2:09:18 PM

969 posts since 12/8/2006

An eighth size fiddle at $99 will be fine after a set up (and it WILL need it) 'cause she will outgrow it later this year. 1/4 is next. BTW, how tall is she? Did she get her arm length measured?

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